KBR completes delivery training simulator Deepak Phenolics

KBR completes delivery of training simulator to Deepak Phenolics

9:54 AM, 15th November 2017
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HOUSTON, US: KBR Inc (KBR) has successfully completed delivery of a phenol operator training simulator (OTS) to Deepak Phenolics Limited (DPL), India for their initial startup and long-term operator training needs.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR provided turnkey delivery of the OTS and other services for the DPL phenol plant with a design capacity of 200-kilotonnes per annum (KTPA) and the co-product Acetone plant with a design capacity of 120 ktpa located at Dahej, Gujarat, India.  

KBR technology also provided the license and basic engineering services for the phenol plant.

The OTS will provide a cost-effective solution for training operators for safe and efficient plant start-up and continued on-going operational training. The OTS based training will assist plant operators' objectives to operate the plant reliably, safely and to quickly react to operational emergencies for higher productivity.

"KBR is pleased to have the opportunity to provide the OTS to DPL as part of our overall technology package for the plant. KBR is committed to providing state-of-the-art solutions for safe plant start-up and operations and this project is indicative of KBR's strategic commitment to growing our presence in India," said John Derbyshire, president, KBR technology and consulting.

"Deepak Phenolics venture in phenol area is envisaged to be a key foundation stone for the organization and major contributor to the domestic market in India. KBR team has set a new benchmark from speed to OTS model fidelity on the emulation platform. The deliverables have already started yielding benefits for Deepak Phenolics team said Harendra Pandya, project director, Deepak Phenolics Ltd.

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